Fallen AFL star Chris Yarran is jailed for meth-fueled crime spree who has seen him attack a police officer and a & # 39; trail of destruction & # 39; has left behind
- Chris Yarran, former AFL star, has been imprisoned for his meth-fueled crime spree
- The 28-year-old has been in prison since the disaster last November
- His tantrum showed that he attacked five people and came to an end when he was hired
Chris Yarran, former AFL star, has been imprisoned for his meth-fueled crime spree that has seen him attack a police officer and try to steal his gun.
The 28-year-old is in jail when he was arrested for the November rampage, which began at Perth's Edge and ended up in the city when he was tasered.
The troubled star pleaded guilty of violations, including dangerous driving, heavy theft and criminal damage.
Chris Yarran (photo), 28, was arrested outside the Pan Pacific hotel, Perth, in November after terrorizing motorists, stealing two cars with one involved in a car accident
The rampage included attacks on five people, the theft of two cars, the attempted theft of two more cars, a crash with multiple vehicles and had a major psychological impact on his first victim, a 63- neighbor of his grandparents.
His lawyer Terry Dobson told the West Australian District Court on Thursday that his client started taking methylamphetamine when he moved to Melbourne and played for Carlton.
The use of Yarran got out of hand in 2017 when his niece died, after which his cousin Shane Yarran – also a former AFL player with meth use problems – took his own life.
& # 39; From that moment on his use of meth increased and he saw no sense in life & # 39 ;, Dobson said.
& # 39; He simply saw nothing in his future. & # 39;
Dobson said Yarran wanted to end his life when he committed the crimes and although drug use was not an excuse, it was & # 39; an explanation for disturbed behavior & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He was mentally ill, but you would expect … with chronic meth use, & # 39; said the lawyer.
The troubled star pleaded guilty of violations, including dangerous driving, heavy theft and criminal damage
Judge Linda Petrusa said the crime of Yarran & # 39; a trail of destruction & # 39; had left.
It included attacks on five people, the theft of two cars, the attempted theft of two more cars, a crash with multiple vehicles and had a major psychological impact on his first victim, a 63-year-old neighbor of his grandparents.
& # 39; You have hurt yourself and you have hurt others, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Unlike your victims, you had a choice. & # 39;
Yarran played 119 games for Carlton before he was traded to Richmond for the 2016 season, but was canceled and never played a game for the Tigers.
He will be eligible for a conditional release after three years of service, with retroactive effect to his arrest.
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